Resources

Organic Center report :: Simplifying the Pesticide Risk Equation (PDF)
A state-of-the-art discussion of how and where Americans are exposed to pesticides in our diet, of the seasonal variations in pesticide risks, and of how these dietary risks can be nearly eliminated by food choices that are within your own control.

PesticideInfo Database
The PAN Pesticide Database brings together information on pesticides from many different sources, providing human toxicity (chronic and acute), ecotoxicity and regulatory information for about 6,400 pesticide active ingredients and their transformation products.

Environmental Working Group Shopper’s Guide
Last year, the Environmental Working Group released the latest edition of their classic Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, which includes the latest (2008) government data. Their guide shows you the fruits and vegetables with the most and least pesticides, to help you make the decision on when to buy organic.

Organic Center Pocket Guide
The Organic Center has a pocket guide for reducing pesticide dietary exposure. In the wallet-sized four-fold guide, "Organic Essentials" offers two lists covering domestically grown fruits and vegetables that pose the greatest pesticide dietary risks, while two other lists apply to imported produce that typically enters the U.S. market in the wintertime.

USDA Pesticide Data Program
The Pesticide Data Program (PDP) is USDA’s national pesticide residue database program. PDP collects and analyzes pesticide residue data on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply, with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children. The USDA Agricultural Marketing website has the PDP Data and Reports for each year beginning with 1992.